Afghanistan: Flash Floods - Jul 2012

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On 8 Jul 2012, heavy rainfall hit Mihtarlam, Alishing, Qarghayi and Daulatshahi districts of Laghman province, causing severe damage to houses and crops. In Shergar village of Mihtarlam city 12 houses were destroyed and a large area of agricultural land was washed away. (OCHA, 15 Jul 2012) On the same day, a surprise downpour in Kabul led to severe flash flooding that devastated a densely populated area of the city’s west (IFRC, 13 Jul 2012).

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